No blending, cooking or endless chopping required, just fresh herbs and a tin of good quality diced tomatoes.
When I talk about an easy pizza recipe, making your own dough and using fresh toppings, it is fair to also keep the Pizza Sauce simple. Well here you go, this is my simple version of a basic Pizza Sauce. Just choose a tin of good quality diced tomatoes some of the freshest herbs you can get and bob’s your uncle. From early spring to mid autumn, I grow most of the popular herbs in my own garden, so I am spoilt for choice of fresh herbs. Just pick them early mornings after the dew has dried off, before the sun starts to get burning hot impacting the moisture in the plant.
There are thousands of recipes for home made Pizza Sauce and please feel free to add any ingredient you feel accomplish the Pizza of your choice. This simple version is just to get you started. You can blend the Pizza Sauce, add some garlic, fry some onions and even strain the sauce. Play around if you like or follow this “Lazy Me” recipe.
Who connected us?! This is my own lazy version for when I am a bit time poor.
Makes: enough for 6 medium size pizzas | Preparation: 5 min
- 1 tin diced tomatoes, 400 gr
- Fresh oregano, 15 gr ¼ bunch
- Fresh basil, 15 gr, ¼ bunch
- Salt, ½ tsp
- Pepper, to taste
Making the sause
- In a bowl, squash the diced tomatoes a bit further. (or mix the tinne tomatoes in a blender if you prefer a fine sauce)
- Wash the herbs and take the leaves of the stems. Finely chop the herbs.
- Add herbs, salt and pepper to the tomatoes and mix.
Yes this was all! You are ready to make your favourite pizza, preferably with your home made pizza dough.
Store; You can store this sauce in a jar in the fridge for a few days. This sauce is also great to freeze in batches, ready to go for your next pizza adventure.
Garlic; Most pizza sauce recipies include garlic. If you prefer to use garlic in your sauce I suggest you lightly fry the garlic in some olive oil before adding the garlic to the sauce. Raw garlic on a pizza is not great.
Peeled tomatoes; If you like to blend the sauce you might want to choose a tin of peeled tomatoes. Usually peeled tomatoes is the better quality.